Dr. Kantor is helping to further develop CHLA’s successful clinical, research and academic program serving the Heart Institute’s large and diverse patient population. He provides leadership for the Division, oversees clinical care delivery and quality, budget and financial performance, strategic planning, recruitment and program development, and ensures the integration of training and research programs with clinical services throughout the hospital. Dr. Kantor also leads the Division’s support of the Department of Pediatrics’ academic goals in research, education, and faculty recruitment and development.
As Co-Director of the Heart Institute at CHLA, Dr. Kantor is working with Co-Director Vaughn Starnes, MD, in supervising and directing the Heart Institute service line, consisting of more than 500 personnel including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric cardiac intensivists, pediatric cardiac nurse practitioners, nurses, and ancillary staff in Nutrition, Pharmacy, Respiratory Care and more.
Dr. Kantor earned his medical degree from University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed his residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (NY), and at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and both clinical and research fellowships in pediatric cardiology and translational cardiac research science in Vancouver and Edmonton. Dr. Kantor is Board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology in Canada and the U.S. He also holds a Master of Science degree in health economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
He has previously served as Head of Pediatric Cardiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada, and as Founder and Lead Physician in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Function Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He served as Director of Pediatric Cardiology at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta. He has also served in a number of national and international roles related to heart failure and cardiac transplantation research, education and advocacy.
Dr. Kantor’s clinical expertise is in heart failure, transplantation medicine and echocardiography. His academic interests relate to heart failure management in children with congenital heart diseases and cardiomyopathy. He is also interested in health economics, leadership and change-management in medical organizations. He has been responsible for numerous research projects, scholarly presentations, articles and book chapters.
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
London School of Economics and Political Science
Albert Einstein College of Medicine- New York
University of British Columbia- Vancouver, Canada